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Giant fabric and yarn sale Saturday to benefit African grandmothers

The News.  August 15, 2017 Joan MacKeigan of River John and Jane Earle of Brule preparing for the giant fabric and yarn sale this Saturday. What could be better than a giant fabric and yarn sale with bargain prices for the many knitters, quilters, hookers and crafters along the North Shore? The second annual Tatamagouche Fabric and Yarn Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sedgw ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers pass milestone for Africa

Times Colonist.  July 16, 2017. By Pedro Arrais  Excerpted from “Our Community”  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa marked a milestone recently when they reached the $1-million mark in donations. Across Canada, grandmothers in more than 250 similar groups have collectively raised more than $25 million for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which helps children in Africa who are orph ... Continue Reading »

Dozen distinguished Manitobans receiving province’s highest honour

Winnipeg Free Press.  July 12, 2017.   The Order of Manitoba medal (Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba photo) In recognition of a broad range of accomplishments, 12 people will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba Thursday in a ceremony at the legislative building. The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the province’s highest honour. It recognizes Manitobans who demonstrate excellence in their ef ... Continue Reading »

Jazz band performs benefit concert for ‘Grandmothers’

Oliver Chronicle.  June 23, 2017. Jaret Blidook The Penticton Thursday Night Jazz Band played a wonderful benefit concert during Music in the Park last night. The concert raised money for the local branch of Grandmothers For Africa. (Photo by Jaret Blidook) The Penticton Thursday Night Jazz Band entertained a crowd during Music in the Park last night with styles of music for everyone. It was an absolutely fant ... Continue Reading »

Grandmas on the greens

Prince George Citizen.  June 15, 2017. By Christine Hinzmann Ruth Meger is a founding member of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Prince George. The group is holding a fundraising golf tournament at Alder Hills June 25. Citizen photo by Brent Braaten She’s not even a grandmother but she volunteers like one. Ruth Meger has put some of her recent volunteer effort to a group called Grandmothers to Grandmothe ... Continue Reading »